Associate Manager - MES Operations Summary The Associate MES Manager is responsible for the management of the Manufacturing Execution Systems on site, the integrity of the data housed therein and the associated data exchanges - an exciting time to be involved in a number of key MES projects on site. This role is also responsible for ensuring that MES fully meets the needs of the business by aligning with Clinical and Commercial leadership and that associated policies and processes are effectively implemented and maintained. This role provides leadership, support and guidance to the MES support team to ensure that the business' needs are met with daily support and maintenance. Key ResponsibilitiesCoordinate the needs of functional groups and establish the priorities for MES requirements, system design and implementation and assign appropriate project to group.Conduct requirement and design session with users as needed for continuous process improvementReview company documentation including SOPs, requirements and Manufacturing Batch Records to assess MES impactDevelop strong business relationships with Clinical and Commercial groups to attain a solid understanding of their goals and objectives for better support with MES capabilities.Develop strong business relationships with Quality Assurance and Material Management for an understanding of their goals and objectives for alignment with MES capabilitiesDevelop a strong business relationship with Information Technology to cultivate a solid understanding of roles and responsibilities with MES implementation and maintenanceAlign MES Support team's business practices with Clinical and Commercial objectives to pro-actively anticipate future needs and create solutions to address themAssume responsibility for maintenance including all future upgrades, enhancements and validations as needed and approved by senior management. Work with system vendor to guarantee MES is up to date and can easily meet current and future business needs.Actively drive process improvement initiatives as appropriate.Provide system performance and usage metrics as required.Collaborate with appropriate Training groups to develop and schedule training sessions that best serve the business needsProvide MES team members with guidance and support to ensure that they have the skills and tools required to consistently support business needs and individual professional goals.Support multiple instances of MES throughout the IOPS organizationReview and approve MES Change ControlsEnsure GxP complianceRespond to audit inquiriesEducation/ExperienceBA/BS in engineering, biological or physical science, computer science, or information technology required.A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience including 2 years of experience working with MES or manufacturing systems within a life science manufacturing environmentMES system configuration experienceExperience in programming automation systems (DCS) and SQL preferredKey CompetenciesFamiliarity with technologies used throughout MES Process (i.e. Interfaces, Level 2, Integration and Infrastructure), MES recipe configuration, MES workflow, SQL, Oracle and relational database conceptsKnowledge of Werum PAS|XKnowledge of integration of MES systems with ERP and Shop Floor systemsInterested? Call Jack on 01-6455250 for more information or click apply below!